As the Cubs are now poised once again to flop in the Post-Season, I am wondering what sentiment there might be on BCB to just go the way of the D-Backs or Rays, and go for highly-touted, younger and cheaper players, - and dump the overpaid players that just can't get the job done? Maybe hang on to key starters and bullpen, and just clean house?
It would seem that for whatever reason, the team under Lou's regular season guidance has won the Central Division, only to just completely and utterly buckle under the pressure with absolutely no resemblance to the team that had such success in the NLDS.
It is no mistake that the Dodgers completely outplayed, outhit, outpitched, our team, and Lou was also out-managed. Why? Is it a crap-shoot? A "small sample size" - two straight Division series? How close - or far - is this team from "winning" anything.
Many of you will just be satisfied at another Division Championship for your Cubs. That is fine, for you. For me, it is just reinforcing the other flops that I have lived through. I had a great summer of baseball - but ONCE, I'd like to experience a winner.
IF you believe that the team can repeat in what will be a truly competitive Division next year, what do you wish to add or subtract? CC? A shortstop with an arm? Middle relief? What say ye?
BTW - if they win three straight - which has as much chance as Sarah Palin French kissing McCain on camera - I will retract, of course. But, as I've said, these are not the Pirates the Cubs are playing, unfortunately for us.
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